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Graduation Decorations Your 2024 Grad Will Def Post on Their TikTok

One day, they’re toddling off with a fresh pack of crayons in their backpack. Then, suddenly, you’re sending graduation party invitations and wondering if they’re saying “No cap” because graduation caps aren’t a thing anymore. (They are. Just accept that you, too, said phrases that confused your parents back in the day.)

While grad parties complete with balloons in their school’s colors, banners with their name/graduation year, and cap decor galore remain popular, more and more, we see people on TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest getting extra-credit creative with their graduation decorations. Here’s what we expect to see all over the grad party scene this year!

The Top 29 Graduation Decorations for the Class of 2024

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2024 Charcuterie Board

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Two things that will never go out of style: charcuterie and year-specific decor at grad parties. If you get only one thing from this list, it should be this (seriously, you can’t go wrong with it!).

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Graduation Era Printable Poster

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If your grad is a Swiftie, this custom printable poster is practically a must. After all, it’s their party so they should have *(Their Version)* of a welcome sign!

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Disco Ball Tumbler Cups

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Bright futures call for disco ball decor! Disco is having a major moment, and Gen Z is passionate about sustainability, so these reusable cups couldn’t be more perfect.

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Flower Wall Backdrop

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Flowers are obviously a perennial party decor fave, and thanks to Amazon, you don't need to hire a Hollywood event designer to create a stunning floral photo wall at your grad's party.

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Candy & Dessert Bar Cart

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Want to make your grad's party extra sweet? Candy and dessert bar carts are taking over every party scene, and it's easy to see why.

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Dessert Table Essentials

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Whether you have a full dessert cart or just a side table filled with sweet treats, this fancy-looking (but affordably priced!) display set is truly delightful.

7

Wavy Retro Backdrop

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Gen Z’s style right now? It’s wavy everything. We’ve seen quite a few graduation party backdrops on TikTok in this style, and you can customize this one in any color your grad wants.

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Wavy Checkerboard Tablecloth

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Something else Gen Z thinks is slay? Checkerboard print! No doubt, they’ll be more than happy to take this cotton tablecloth with them to begin adulting in their new place.

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Customizable Mirror Selfie Sign

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A welcome sign that doubles as the most personalizable photo opp possible? What a great way to reflect upon their achievements!

10

Disposable Cameras

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Okay, these technically aren't "decor," but film cameras are making a comeback, and having a bunch of disposable cameras on hand means everyone can get in on capturing all the candid memories.

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Gauzy Table Runner

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Just drape this dreamy cheesecloth runner on your grad’s memory/gift table and voilà, instant chic in less time than it takes to spell “congratulations.”

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Vintage-Inspired Votive Candle Holders

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Gotta love decor you can use after the confetti is cleaned up! We’re hearing that purple hues are going to be huge this year, and vintage-inspired glass is already a massive trend.

13

Tutu Table Skirt

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If runners and tablecloths don’t have the wow factor you want for your dessert or gift table, this gorgeous organza table skirt certainly does!

14

Hanging Stars

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While they’re getting ready to reach for new stars, decorate with these metallic champagne ones! How amazing would these be above the tables or as part of a photo backdrop?

15

Fancy Vintage-Inspired Shot Glasses

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If your grad is over 21 and wants to get ~fancy~ with their shots, guess what? There are glasses for that!

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Custom Wine Labels

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2.50

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Looking for a degree of customization with your vino? These labels turn any wine bottle into a true celebration, whether you’re serving them at the party or giving them out as favors.

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Ice Bucket Mold

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Some things exist purely to add that little something special that every party needs. This is one of those things. Your grad’s guests will be begging their parents for this at their own grad parties.

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Colorful Coupe Glasses

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Candy-colored glassware is only getting more popular, and we love the 1920s vibes (another trend you’ll see everywhere this year) of these coupe glasses.

19

Shimmer Wall Backdrop

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Shimmer walls really took off in a big way last year, and with disco continuing as one of the top trends, this ultra-glam backdrop isn’t going anywhere (we love it with neon light accents!).

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4 ft. Light Up Number

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Again, you can’t go wrong with grad year decor, and anything that lights up is brilliant for day or nighttime celebrations!

21

Light Up Patio Umbrella

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Another excellent day-to-night grad party pick (and one you’ll def use for alllll your summer parties).

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Neon Glow-in-the-Dark Cups

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We showed these to a soon-to-be grad and she immediately went, “OOOOHHHHH!”.

23

Barbie-Inspired Photo Booth

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335.00

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Barbie continues to be a party theme fave, and given that she is the queen of professional success in any career, she’s perfect for grad parties.

24

Shiny Extra Large Balloons

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It isn’t often that a new balloon enters the scene, but these super shiny, super round balloons are turning up all over the place (and metallics are really in right now).

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Fun Toothpicks

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These are proof that it’s the little details that make the party.

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Wavy Tinsel Backdrop

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5.99

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Grads love that it’s wavy and holographic. Parents love that it’s easy to put up and is super inexpensive. Everyone wins!

27

Mini LED Spotlights

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35.99

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Colorful accent lighting is another trend that is only getting bigger, and these mini spotlights offer 13 colors and the ability to utterly transform a space (pro tip: add them to your potted plants).

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Shaggy Streamer Backdrop

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A teeny tiny bit of DIY is needed with this, but we think you’ll agree, it’s worth it. The variety of textures looks amazing in person and in photos.

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Wooden Photo Board

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140.00

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You can’t have a grad party without a photo display (it’s a rule, we checked), and wooden palette-style displays are perfect for boho/farmhouse-themed grad parties.

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